Fold the sheet in half and roll it under a patient, similar to fitting a draw sheet. When moving the patient, gather up the loose end of the top part of the sheet and use body weight to turn the patient. Do not use excessive movements with your arms. We generally recommend using the Bed Slide Sheets folded in half. The Carers use their own body weight to move patients, not just relying on the Carer’s muscle power.
Practise with work colleagues to become proficient before using with patients.
The Bed Slide Sheet may appear to have less ‘slip’ as it wears. If you find this, try spraying both surfaces with a food grade silicone spray. We recommend Helmar H 4000. Spray outside over grass, so the over-spray does not make any walkways slippery.
This low cost item is complementary to our Bed Roller Sheet
, Slide & Turn Sheet
, and Slide & Turn Hoist Sheet
that are left permanently underneath the patient, to make the turning or moving up the bed, easier for the Carer with less disturbance to the patient as they eliminate log rolling.